|Present||Assistant Librarian / Assistant Director of Special Collections, University of South Florida|
|Present||USF Tampa Libraries, University of South Florida|
Honors and Awards
- NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowship 2018-2019
- USF Professional Development Leave 2019
- Irish-American Newspaper Press
- Irish Rebels and Revolutionaries
- The Path to the Easter Rising, 1916
- Fenianism and the Irish Literary Revival
- The Irish in America
Recent Works (3)
The Irish Republic: Reconstructing Liberty, Right Principles, and the Fenian Brotherhood Éire-Ireland (2017)
This essay is an attempt to rescue from relative obscurity a pro-Fenian newspaper, the Irish Republic, published in Chicago from May 1867 until April 1868. In that year operations were moved to New York City ...
Research First? Assessing the Role of Special Collections Librarians in Academia The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections (2016)
In academic libraries, one of the lesser-explored discussions surrounds the value and validity of research done by librarians outside of their own professional literature (LIS). For this study, the authors surveyed seventy-five special collections librarians ...
Contributions to Books (2)
“D'éireannaighibh an Baile Móir Seo: The Irish Language Department in the Monitor of San Francisco, 1888-1893.” American Conference for Irish Studies (2018)
On 14 March 1888, without any prior announcement or fanfare, the “Irish Language Department” became a weekly feature in the San Francisco Monitor, with material and editorials contributed by members of the local An Cumann ...
“Shifting Environments in the Archives: Creating an Online Dion Boucicault Collection at the University of South Florida.” American Conference for Irish Studies (2018)
The University of South Florida Libraries Special Collections is home to the Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection, one of the largest publicly accessible collections of Boucicault materials in the world. Born in Dublin, Boucicault was the ...
"Democratic Packing Horses No More: The Fenian Brotherhood and the Radical Republican Agenda in 1867" Florida Conference of Historians (2016)
Let us hear no more of Ireland and the South. The South drew the sword for the maintenance of the vilest form of slavery; Ireland draws the sword for liberty.
"The Female Voice in Irish Elegiac Poetry, 900-1500 AD" 21st Southeast Conference for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film (2014)
We find two genres of poetry focused on death and the dead in Old and Middle Irish [900-1500 AD]: the elegy, marbhnadh, and the lament, caoineadh. The former is a highly formalized, literary, and male-dominated ...